Transfer speed between two external hard drives is 4MB/s :(

By Jskid
Jan 30, 2013
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  1. I've copying files from one external hard drive to another and though both are USB 3 the transfer rate is 4MB/s or less. What is up? Both drives have been much faster by themselves.
  2. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,480   +627

    What kinda files? Lots of small files don't do well.
  3. Jskid

    Jskid TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 436

    Mainly backups. I left my computer on over night and it's still 50% :mad:
  4. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,480   +627

    The only suggestion I have is this:

    Where are the drives plugged in? Let's say you have a desktop tower - are both drives plugged into the front USB ports?

    I'd try plugging them into separate back motherboard USB3.0 ports.

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